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Below is the poem entitled Siege which was written by poet Christine Phillips. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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                                Apa  ka, ka,
                                apa ka, ka,
                               apa ka, ka
                               apa ka, ka
                             they are coming
                              they are shouting
                                apa ka, ka
                                apa, ka, ka
                          get the children inside!
                          pull down the blinds!
                       batten up the windows and door!
                     they have landed on our shores .
                           Big tanks are rolling, 
                  the commander is giving orders,
                 they are moving closer to our borders.

                        What are you staring at!?
                        get down from  that roof!
                         what are you trying to prove?
                        pick up your weapon and run!
                              you are no match for
                          those big machine guns.
                                  apa ka ka
                                  apa  ka ka 
                                   apa  ka ka
                                    apa ka ka
                           Who are you calling ?
                                    the deputy?
                                     look man!
                      this is not some  hanky panky
                               street gang fight?
                         Or an inner city marching band?
                              You cannot fight war 
                            with your naked hands.

                         Tell the deputy to run for cover!?
                        they have bullet proof helicopter
                         and nothing from the outside 
                              can break those powers!?
                                        apa ka, ka
                                        apa ka, ka

                          You can’t say I didn’t warn you,
                          you have been talking too much
                              messing with their inner trust,
                             and stabbing me in my bleeding gut.
                            Get serious and think of a plan
                           and stand up to them like a real man.

                                  Fortified the city,
                        organize a steering committee,
                          keep the thugs off the street,
                         secure your ports and borders
                       and educate the people before the disaster.

                               Round up all the deputies.
                              what are you staring at!?
                               I don’t don’t have time
                                     for that!
                                    get moving!
                       don’t ask any further questions
                                this is going to be worse
                                than the great depression.

                       Burn those false statement,
                       corrupted and fabricated reports,
                       the truth is about to unfold,
                        they have just crossed the shores,
                          They are knocking at your door.
                           How much time do we have?
                          can we work out a deal?
                         we have no time to repeal,
                           start acting responsible
                       and stop the useless  beguiling bliss.
                        we can make it with one stride
                         trusting that God is by our side
                                    apa ka, ka
                                    apa, ka, ka

                          ©2013 Christine Phillips

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  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:44:00 AM
    This is both pretty intense and excellent, overall I like it, thank you for your comments, I appreciate it

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 5:15:00 AM
    In intriguing write Christine! I loved the apa ka ka machine gun sound! This poem spoke on many levels, especially that of the horrors of war! Very nicely written, Great Work!!

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    Date: 3/22/2013 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Russel. Thank you for your wonderful comments and for connecting with the apa ka ka machine gun sound.